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Sunday August 5th, 3:00pm - 8:00am
Venue: Grand River Boat
Ages: 21+ only
Buster Parsons
DJ Dan
Buster Parsons, Random
Movement, Juicy Double,
Joplin, Puzzle Piece,
City: Los Angeles CA
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Sunday, August 5th 2012

The Hush Crew presents:
~ Heart & Sol 2 ~

3 floors/bars, 2 rooms of music, a sun deck & more! If you get hungry, the boat even has a kitchen on board. Boom!

There is limited capacity event. Purchase your boarding passes early so you don’t miss the boat…literally!

***Boarding passes go onsale Friday 5/11***

Sunday, August 5th 2012 - 3pm-8pm
Sunset Cruise
Long Beach Harbor, Dock #4
200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, California 90802

Party starts at 3pm. Boat leaves the dock promptly at 4pm with or without you.

Get there early!


House Room:

★ DJ Dan ★
(InStereo Recordings | Los Angeles, CA)

★ Joplin ★
(Pocket Underground | Pork & Beats | Los Angeles, CA)

★ GiangStar ★
(Star Sessions | JEL-O | West City SF | Los Angeles, CA)

★ Buster Parsons ★
(Hush Crew | Los Angeles, CA)

Drum & Bass Deck:

★ Random Movement ★
(Bassdrive | Innerground | Creative Source | Good Looking | Driven AM | Orlando, FL)

★ Calculon ★
(Rubik | Fokuz | Smog | Driven AM | San Diego, CA)

★ Puzz:e Piece ★
(Pork & Beats | Los Angeles, CA)

★ Juicy Dubble ★
(Hush Crew | Hush Radio | Los Angeles, CA)

More about our headliners:

★ DJ Dan ★
(InStereo Recordings | Los Angeles, CA)

To say he is an American institution wouldn’t be far from the truth when it comes to DJ Dan who has been synonymous with good old American home-grown talent for over two decades now; a record collector, house innovator and true legend of the scene.

Born and raised on the West coast, Dan was entrenched in music from an early age, 1989 to be exact, a time when the rave scene was enduring its birth. It’s a sweeping understatement to say Dan has been at the forefront of dance music culture since the late 1980’s, especially when you consider how he’s shaped trends and sounds in his homeland all his musical life, taking the baton from house luminaries such as DJ Pierre, Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy. Drawing influence from a wealth of musical genres, Dan charts disco, jazz and funk as precursors to his interest in more industrial forms of music including freestyle and some forms of rock.

Sharpening his skills with wax at small clubs in Seattle, Dan’s experience in the late 80’s behind the decks converted into a profound knowledge of what people want on the dance floor, a trait still ingrained in him today. The early 90’s saw Dan move to Los Angeles, feeding the roots of the emerging underground scene in the US, Dan’s after-hours shindig ‘No-Doz’ rounded off debauched weekends for the fledgling DJ, holding down multiple dance floors each Saturday. As the scene exploded Dan was at the centre of a musical revolution; underground promoters snapped up his ability to blend breaks, disco and all things funky that inadvertently placed him as the leading figure on the rave scene.

In 1993; a move to San Francisco with a re-invented sound that lended itself more to acid house and electro, Dan instigated the formation of the legendary group Funky Tekno Tribe that sought to push the boundaries of house music. Dan’s innovative eye for promotion saw him implement the recordings and distribution of ‘mixtapes’, a simple yet revolutionary method that soon developed into a frenzied culture that remains an electronic music mainstay, in various forms, until today. With an ear for good music and eye for new talent, it was at this time that the FTT brought an unknown French duo to tear up one of their parties… Daft Punk never looked back.

This period marked the beginning of the burgeoning breakbeat genre that encapsulated house, dubs and techno. At the heart, DJ Dan, who generated the fused rhythms that were dubbed the ‘West Coast House Sound.’ As global demand grew for his skills behind the turntables, Dan’s 1995 single under the moniker Electroliners was a result of a shift in the American who decided to dedicate more time to producing music. ‘Loose Caboose’ proved to be one of the definitive tracks from the breakbeat era and encompassed the talents that inspired many to follow.

Many visionary artists have queued up to bottle Dan’s unique sound; with a remix discography that reads like a music industry hall of fame; Depeche Mode, New Order, the Pussycat Dolls and a Tribe Called Quest have all enlisted the boss of breakbeat to tap into his hailed production abilities. Earning his first Platinum record in 1999, Dan’s remix of the Orgy cover ‘Blue Monday’ was revered around the world and reaffirmed his reputation on a global scale; re-working seemingly untouchable records with expert precision.

With a firm finger on the pulse, Dan has seen trends and sounds come and go, remaining in the leading pack when it comes to what the public want. Holding down numerous dance floors around the world, from clubs to festivals, including Amnesia Ibiza, Fabric London and Ultra Music Festival Miami to name a few. In 2000, Carl Cox handpicked Dan to share the stage with him on his Phuture tour, whilst Moby recruited his skills to add to the astronomic line up on the Area2 – David Bowie, Tiesto, Busta Rhymes and John Digweed keeping company.

By the time 2008 swung round, Dan had turned his sights to promoting his own label ‘InStereo’; a mammoth North American tour provided the perfect outlet for the innovative label that hosted the epic trip and the even more epic 2x4 DJ sets with Donald Glaude - that have gone down in dance music history.

Having re-worked global megastar P.Diddy, 2009 has followed suit with household names clambering for a piece of Dan. His timeless remix of ‘Paparazzi’ by Lady Gaga did not fail to fill dance floors, whilst his re-touch of the much hyped new single from the new queen of pop ‘Bad Romance’ looks like it will make the same impact. As if that wasn’t enough, Dan has added his electronic music clout to Janet Jackson’s next hit ‘Make Me’ which will see the light of day as we hit 2010.

In 2010 it seems never more appropriate for Dan to have released his first ever artist album. Released in September, ‘Future Retro’ is a retro-cum-futro-spective celebration of the industry that has engulfed Dan for the last twenty years. Exploring the tracks that influenced his own rise to the top, he offers his own fresh versions of classic anthems in a present day context. From Chicago to Detroit to San Francisco, the album’s adventure via the past will take you back to the future on an astronomic journey with the one and only… DJ Dan.

★ Joplin ★
(Pocket Underground | Pork & Beats | Los Angeles, CA)

With an unusual and intriguing musical upbringing-- spanning Bluegrass to Rock, Classical to Jazz and Punk to modern day Electronic, Joplin's musical style can truly be called eclectic. For the last 12 years, she has been mainly recognized for her deep and funky House grooves, but her more recent repertoire extends far beyond to include Afro-Latin-jazz and Blues influenced Downtempo, Nu Disco, Broken Beat and Funk.

Creator of LA based music and visual collective Pork & Beats, Joplin finds herself building musical "environments" anywhere from yoga studios to downtown warehouses, art galleries to Hollywood clubs, the forest to the desert and beyond. She has run several successful residencies over the years, including Prana in Pasadena, Delay in Long Beach and Venice, the Deep Soul Lounge residing within Marques Wyatt’s Deep-LA, and a 5 year summer residency at Moonshadows in Malibu, still going strong.

2011 saw the release of Joplin and production partner Skaggs well received “Orport EP” on Joshua Heath’s Golden State Recordings, and in January of 2012 Joplin joined the artist roster at Pocket Underground, for whom she has played many times in the past at Lightning in a Bottle, Woogie Nights and various other Pocket related events.

★ Random Movement ★
(Bassdrive | Innerground | Creative Source | Good Looking | Driven AM | Tampa, FL)

Ever since climbing onto the soulful drum and bass vibe 9 years ago with the classic “Stars In The Dark” on Bassbin, Random Movement, aka Mike Richards’ production skills and DJ technique have pushed him to the forefront of state-side drum & bass—drawing in an audience both older and younger. His unique sound has been spread worldwide, with performances at major clubs and festivals across 4 continents. With the release this year of his album Lucky Guess, (out now on Innerground) and many collaborations with Marky & S.P.Y, Mixmaster Doc, Redeyes and Ben Soundscape (of the Insiders), his tracks have turned many heads to his unique skillset in songwriting and production. RM’s soulful, smooth, deep and jazzy vibes have landed releases on Innerground, Liquid V, CIA, Integral, Bassbin, Creative Source, Spearhead, Intrigue, Rubik, Wesbay International and more. Between tours, production, a weekly live radio show, and a monthly podcast, things are continuing to be very productive for this very prolific producer. His uplifting DnB style and great personality are not something to be missed live. Check out Random Movement Radioonwww.bassdrive.comevery Wednesday 5-7pm CST

★ Calculon ★
(Rubik | Fokuz | Smog | Driven AM | San Diego, CA)

Born and raised in California, but having lived in Europe and been heavily into drum n bass for well over a decade, Calculon is a DJ that always knows what music to play for the dancefloor. As label owner of Rubik Records and an internationally recognized producer, you can be certain that his finger is on the pulse of drum n bass in 2011, having djed everywhere from Hawaii to Amsterdam. With releases on labels such as Rubik, Fokuz, Human Elements, Beard, Big Riddim, Think Deep, and forthcoming tunes coming out on Smog and Influenza LTD, his productions are something to pay attention to. DJ Support for his tunes include Digital, Dara, Bailey, AK1200, Crissy Criss, Asides, Logistics, Makoto, LTJ Bukem, Icicle, Loxy, Reid Speed, the Insiders, James Zabiela, Random Movement, Stunna, and many other djs at the top of their game. Whether you hear his tunes on 1xtra, Bassdrive, or in the club, you will be certain to hear what makes Calculon one of the leaders of the new school of Drum n Bass in America.

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